Stockwood Discovery Centre is already a firm favourite in my family – whether rain or shine.
On the day of our visit to the Lego Brick Wonders exhibition we got both in typical British Summertime fashion.
We visited Stockwood Discovery Centre with four children in tow – my two aged 1 and 3 and their cousins aged 8 and 10 who we had charge of for the day! It’s not always easy to find something to occupy different aged children but they seemed to have a fab time.
It is free to visit Stockwood Discovery Centre but there is a small additional charge for some temporary exhibitions including this one.
A ticket (£3 per child, £4 per adult, £12 family of 4) allows entry for the whole day so you can pop in and out of the exhibition throughout the day. Children aged under 2 are free.
There are various models of buildings and natural sites such as London Bridge and the Savannah (complete with Duplo animals!) We all loved the airport recreation complete with flashing runway lights and a terminal building filled with people (queuing for security, no doubt…)
It’s not a huge exhibition, but still occupied us for the best part of an hour. There was a quiz about the exhibits for older kids (and their parents, ahem) with a prize on offer of £15 to spend in the cafe.
There were also boxes of Duplo and Lego which occupied many little (and bigger) builders. There are two walls where your Lego creations can be added too.
All in all a great addition to the permanent exhibitions, various gardens and play area at Stockwood Discovery Centre that you can visit for free all year round (although donations are welcome). For a small charge there are also worksheets for the kids to complete as they explore the exhibits.
There is lots of seating outdoors if you fancy a picnic (some under cover) and a great cafe offering a range of children’s meals and hot and cold food too. The cafe was busy on the day of our visit but we still got a table without a problem and food was served quickly.
About the Exhibition
Brick Wonders features recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore. Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition also takes in modern, natural, and historic wonders from all seven continents.
Brick Wonders takes visitors from an Egyptian pyramid to the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the bustle of Old London Bridge to the awesome natural display of the Aurora Australis, and those everyday marvels we forget to wonder at, such as electricity and the Internet.
Start date: Saturday 22nd July, 2017
Finish date: Sunday 3rd September, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Age guidance: 3+
Cost: £4 / £3 Concessions
Box Office: 01582 878100